New Single Board Computer Confirms Abaco Systems Commitment to
Minimizing Long Term Cost of Ownership
• PowerXtreme PPC11A provides cost-effective, low risk upgrade
• Choice of high performance (100% improvement)
or low power consumption (50% of previous) for optimum application
• Flexible I/O options deliver maximum flexibility
Continuing to demonstrate
its unswerving commitment to maximizing the long term value of
customer investments, Abaco Systems today announced the PowerXtreme
PPC11A 6U VME rugged single board computer.
Based on Power Architecture™,
it is form-, fit- and function compatible with its predecessors
(PowerXtreme PPC4A, PPC7A, PPC9A
and PPC10A) stretching back well over a decade, providing a straightforward,
low risk, cost-effective upgrade path/technology insertion opportunity
for existing users. Many thousands of PowerXtreme family single
board computers have been installed, including by the US Navy’s
MK-48 ADCAP/ACOT program.
Uniquely for a new VME single board computer
based on the latest Power Architecture processors, the PPC11A is
in two versions,
providing customers with the ability to choose the best power/performance
match for the planned application.
The high performance option is
based on the NXP (formerly Freescale™)
QorIQ™ T2081 processor, operating at up to 1.8GHz, which
brings the benefits of AltiVec™ co-processing to a 4-core
platform, each of which is dual threaded, offering eight virtual
e6500 cores. Customers can expect to see a 2x improvement in performance
compared with the predecessor board.
The version designed for applications
that need to prioritize low power consumption is based on the NXP
QoriQ T1042 processor, operating
at up to 1.4GHz, offering four single-threaded e5500 cores and
consuming less than 7.5W of power. This enables the PPC11A to consume
better than half the power of the PPC10A.
for harsh environments and available in five ruggedization levels
for optimum price/performance, the PPC11A
is ideal for applications – such as command and control -
where high reliability and survivability are a must.
system resource expansion is provided by two mezzanine sites, both
of which are XMC/PMC capable, and offer the option
of having XMC I/O and/or PMC I/O routed to the VME backplane connectors.
The PPC11A features an extensive and flexible range of I/O options,
including Gigabit Ethernet, serial COM ports, USB 2.0, SATA and
GPIO, the PPC11A is ideal for a wide range of mil/aero applications.
programs that have been deployed for years are looking for a step
up in performance to meet more challenging application requirements – but
any upgrade needs to be low risk and low cost,” said Mrinal
Iyengar, VP of Product Management at Abaco Systems. “The
PPC11A responds to those needs, and once again demonstrates our
commitment to our customers to provide them with the industry’s
best long term support."
PPC11A customers will also benefit from
its support of Abaco’s
recently-announced Vivo FPGA-based VME bridging solution which
offers long term assurance against obsolescence. This IP-based
solution is hosted on a long term supported FPGA, but is also readily
portable to new FPGA platforms if needed.
PPC11A initial software support includes comprehensive Deployed
Test Software (BIT and BCS), VxWorks® , VxWorks653, and Yocto
Linux® , with further operating system support planned.